This Week’s Busy Woman’s Guide: The 7 Best Anti-Aging Secrets
August 10, 2015
“I want to look older”.
Said no one ever (no one over 20, that is).
Six weeks after my daughter was born, I saw them. Lines! Crow’s feet! When did that happen? Of course, I’m proud of the life experiences that brought these lines. But that doesn’t mean I won’t put up a leeeetle bit of a fight to prevent them.
It was 6 a.m. and I was talking myself into getting on the treadmill. As much as I wish I were a morning workout person, let’s just say I’d prefer a cappuccino at that hour. But sometimes the only way to fit in a workout is to, well … fit it in. Which is how I found myself pressing the Start button, willing my feet to move and hoping my stomping didn’t wake the baby.
Between working in the ER, at Sharecare and raising a family, I can find an excuse or two to not work out. I’m sure you can, too. Yet, no matter what my week looks like, I squeeze it in. Why? Exercise benefits me far more than the 30 minutes it takes. My runs energize me, help me think better and be more productive, and give me a great way to release tensions and frustrations (which my family will tell you makes me more tolerable). So instead of being a time sink, it’s really more of an investment in my day.
But research has shown that how and when you exercise matters — both in terms of benefits gained along with your ability to stick with it. Here are the things shown to help you both find the time and make your workout “work” for you.
It’s HERE! I’m so excited to announce the launch of my new twice-monthly blog at Sharecare–“The Busy Woman’s Guide to Health…and Sanity”. You know that you SHOULD do certain things for your health – but with everything on your calendar, from work to PTA meetings to caring for your parents/children/dogs/neighbors, healthy habits can fall to the wayside. I get it – I’m there too. We all need actionable info. So, I’ll cull through the medical literature, because if you only have 25 minutes to spare, you need to spending it on things that will WORK.